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Welcome Dell Users

Forum Members,

My name is Jesse and I work for Dell Computer as a Software Liaison. My username is Dell-Jesse.I would like to welcome you all to the new CNET- Dell Forum. Please feel free to post any issues you may need resolved and I will do my best in getting a quick resolution posted for you.
There are other Liaisons that will also be answering your questions in the Dell CNET Forum.
They are Dell-Chris M; Dell- Brad L and Dell- Dennis S. They will be posting their own welcome post.


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Porn chat with the number 1-877-868-3355

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Hello this is not the good behaviour to a big Firm like Dell.

When ever i am calling for cancelling my order, from my mobile to 1-877-868-3355 its going to porn sex chat, phone sex web site advertizing department.

I tried to call the same number from the other mobile phones, they are working fine.

I have recorded the voice with the dell number. I dont know what to do with recorded message, if i post it in the website like youtube or complaning in to police station for absuing me like this way.

respond quickly.

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Hi pasupula123, I think you've got the wrong number

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That number sent by "Dell Inc." <>

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On Mon, Mar 16, 2009 at 1:36 PM, Dell Inc. <> wrote:

There has been a delay in fulfilling your Order Number listed below and we have adjusted the
estimated delivery date for this order (see Revised Estimated Delivery Date).

Based on the latest available information, we are confident we will deliver your order on
or before this new date. We apologize for the delay and appreciate your patience.

When your order ships we will send you an Order Shipped e-mail which will contain
the Estimated Delivery Date and tracking information for your order.

Revised Estimated Delivery Date

You can check on the progress of your order at any time by clicking on the Order Number(s) below

Order Number Product Description Revised Est.
Delivery Date


If you ordered multiple items, they may ship separately and at different times.
Click here to check the status of every item you ordered.

Important Things to Know:
No action is required to proceed with the revised estimated delivery date; however, If you do not wish to wait, you may cancel your order by emailing us at or by calling 1-877-868-3355.
This email shows a specific Order Number within your purchase that has been impacted by the Federal Mail Order Rule. To learn more about the Mail Order Rule, click here.
Learn more about the Estimated Delivery Date

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The number you provided does go to Dell

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I tried that number both on my cell and ground line. Both go to Dell directly.

Give it another try and report back.


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now its working-what about yesterdays problem

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march13th we placed an order,at that time they said march 17th it will be delivared, but know they saying march 24th or 5weeks latter is the delivery date, as they dont have stock.The problem is
after 1 week we are leaving town perminently .

so iwant cancel my order ,no one responding my call,and i try to call all numbers from the website,to reach correct person atleast no one anwsering.
today also we are trying, from morning CST.

My experiences with dell customer service

1) 03/16/09 morning 9.00 am the call was in hold for 30 min, i hanged the phone.

2)03/16/09 morning 11.00 am lady called july answered my call by taking all my order details, and informed me my order shiped, so they cant cancel the order at this time.

3)03/16/09 afternoon 3.00 pm i tried to call the samme customer number,a person called deepak answered my call, againhe took all my order details, diverted my call to another person, he told me that " Under certain circumstances they cant cancel the order because they dont have stock expecting them in 5 to 6 weeks & he took my
E-mail id and contact phone numberm,advised me to call the cancellation deportment after 4 hours.

Hence by evening 7.45 pm i tried to call the cancellation deportment from my mobile number, directly its going to porn web site, againg i tried to reach same dell cancellation deportment with another land number its working properly. To make proof, I recorded that call with my cell phone, and Cam carder, saying that dell employees are diverting calls from my mobile phone.

03/17/09 morning 9.00 Againg i called the dell site , as soon as response from CNET. Here you said that phone number not belongs to dell. Its ok as even you dont know that , the phone number-1-877-868-3355 (DELL sending in their email to all their customers) Existing

2)03/17/09 morning , i tried to catch another lady, she told me that she cant pull the data as she is having limited access, so she said she id diverting the call to small business center, i was waiting on the phone for 42 mins, no response, hence i hang the phone.

3)03/17/09 morning 11.18 am (CST) i tried to call the same cancellation deprotment, again person called NASH took the call, said to wait 3 mins to pull my data. was waiting for 25 mins.

4)03/17/09 morning 11.55 i am postong all my experiences with DELL.

1)i am recording all call from 16th march.
2)Video recording for the porn sex chat with dell customer number, only for my mobile number.


Who will cancel my order, as i wont stay in this town after 20th march

Thanks for your patience

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I will let the Dell reps answer your issue, but one thing...

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Can you please do me a big favor and start a new thread explaining your issue to them--after all this thread here is a welcome note from the Dell staff member and I don't want to make it more off-topic that it already is.

Thanks I appreciate it.


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Phone Number

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That's a number that was sent out as a long time ago as a typo from Dell, terribly embarrassing but not likely to be on purpose unless it was put there by some disgruntled employee.

As much as I adamantly disagree with this forum's existence, I do not think it is fair to dig old skeleton from the closet.

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Welcome aboard CNET Forums, Dell!

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Glad to see Dell in CNET forums!

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Welcome on cnet Forum ....................... Happy

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Welcome, Jesse

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What a big surprise this is.


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Hi, Jesse!

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How cool! Nice to see our friends here as well as at Dell Community.

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Hello Jesse

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I had to go with "The-Predator" ID over here but just wanted to meet and greet some of my old friends from the original Dell Forum.
I wish all of you well.

Jeff (Predator)

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cool to see dell here. i hope they know what theyre getting into tho...hehehe

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Glad to see you here

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Just want to say that I'm glad to see you here.

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Good to see you, Dell-Jesse

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The story about the guy trying to call Dell and getting the porn phone line has got to win some sort of award. Happy

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Am I the only one that finds this terribly disturbing?

The Dell forums are absolutely unusable, tech support at is a disgrace, and now we have...

Dell forums hosted at the people that are giving Dell product these great reviews, arms length support (legal issues?) from Dell employees, where is the accountability here?

Even the forums are being outsources...

What is going on?

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I don't get it

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Is this forum going to replace the Dell Community Forum? I'm confused. What about all the hype about the new and improved Dell Community Forum? Did Dell give up because everyone left?

Having a Manufacturer's forum on a site like this isn't good, I don't think. Although it is a much better forum interface-wise, doesn't it give the impression Dell doesn't have good enough software engineers to build and run their own help and technical assistance site? Sure does to me.

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reply to: I don't get it

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This is at very least a conflict of interest, at worst another way of confusing and disillusioning Dell customers.

How can one confidently deal with a company that has no confidence in its own community? What company with any strategic sense would direct its customers to go elsewhere for their online resources, even from a simplistic marketing perspective this makes no sense.

There is something fundamentally wrong with this approach and just shows how far Dell has strayed from what made them a great company in the past. Dell's greatness was in being direct with its customers, today they have abandoned even their most ardent supporters.

This is ludicrous!

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Thank you for the warm welcome - and no reply in a month!

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Well this bodes well everyone, Jesse gives us a warm welcome, and nothing else for a month.

What a Surprise!

"Thank you for holding, your call is important to us. Please hold while we outsource your call to the lowest bidder."

Have some commitment to you customers, many came here with a very positive attitude and are already disillusioned by your lack of follow up.

CNET get out, or just plainly sell out!

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Unhappy Campers?

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My goodness! It sounds as if there are some unhappy folks in here who are jumping to conclusions. I'm fairly sure Dell's intention is to reach out to help folks on other forums but not to replace the Dell Community. As far as I know, work is continuing on Dell Community improvements.

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Unhappy and Disillusioned

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You need to be commended for the fabulous work you do on the dell forums (I assume it is the same bugbatter).

I will not argue the state of Dell's forums and customer relations in general. It is quite obvious very little has changed there since the disastrous updates which must now be closing in on a year ago.

The second poll on 'Next Steps for community Site' is still up. No replies or updates on what is being done. This poll closed February 18th, without any response from the moderators. The first poll was full of suggestions, and also never received any response from Dell.

Now there is a decent functioning forum here, but one cannot seriously consider this relationship between CNET and Dell as being a good thing for the customer. I think it is ludicrous to argue that this relationship does not taint the reviews and editorial content of CNET. One can certainly no longer perceive CNET to be unbiased with respect to Dell.

Finally, if Dell does have any confidence or consideration for improving their forums, they could simply advertise and link to their site.

Yes, I am unhappy and disillusioned. I was once a very strong believer in Dell. I find the general attitude of arrogance and ignorance Dell displays toward their customers these days repugnant. I understand the joys of helping out in these forums, however I am amongst many old supporters who have unfortunately left the Dell Community. I still love helping out, and do so gladly in more hospitable places.

It must be said that the Dell Community should be very grateful for dedicated members such as you. Your work is excellent, and your dedication is commendable.

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Cd-rw/dvd not found

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I have an Optiplex GX270 that I am attempting to install a cd-rw/dvd player on and it is not recognizing the drive. I am running Windows XP with all updates installed. It is powering up but is not showing up in BIOS or on My Computer. I have reached the end of my technical knowledge and need help please!

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